November 30th, 2010
Some might argue that the lone, stately sequoia that stands north of the Big Pine business district is already âgreen,â but this year it is even âgreenerâ thanks to new LED Christmas lights replacing the traditional incandescent lights of the past.
Purchased with donations from local residents, the new LED lights use much less energy, last much longer than incandescent lights and will substantially reduce the costs to light the communityâs Christmas tree.
The tree is located on the corner of U.S. 395 and State Route 168.
Members of the Carson & Colorado Railway Society have made visible progress in their mission to restore the historic No. 18 locomotive in Independence.
This past weekend, volunteers with the Railway Society and Miller Towing of Lone Pine took the water tender from its longtime home in Dehy Park and transported it to the Eastern California Museum, where it will be stored while volunteer crews work to restore the locomotive in the park.
Emily Maria Delores Maria Assunta Licari Vella
A graveside memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, Nov. 27, at East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for longtime Bishop resident Emily Vella. A reception will follow, with details to be announced at the conclusion of the service.
Born June 17, 1918 in Malta, Emily died peacefully at home Nov. 18, 2010 surrounded by loved ones.
An informal memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 for James Preston Tyerman at the Palu residence, 208 Grandview Dr., Bishop.
Born in Oildale, near Bakersfield, in 1947 to Gene and Alice Tyerman, Jim died around noon on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. It was just nine days after his 63rd birthday. He spent his last moments at home with family.
Jeanne Lehman’s life will be celebrated at the Bishop United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. The service will be conducted by Pastor Kathleen Puntar.
Born in Dallas on July 21, 1925, the second daughter of Ida Mae and Jack Perry, Jeanne died Friday evening, Nov. 19, 2010 in Bishop. She was 85.
This holiday season a group of military doctors and surgeons are asking local residents to reach out to people theyâve never met and wish them a merry Christmas.
Doctors and staff members from the Naval hospital in San Diego are currently collecting cards, letters and gifts for Marines stationed at âCamp Leatherneckâ in Afghanistan.
Allison (Wilson) Robinson, a Big Pine native and surgeon at the Naval hospital, is helping to spread the word in her hometown and surrounding communities, hoping Inyo County will join the effort to spread holiday cheer to the Marines.
Southern Inyoâs flurry of filming projects continues, with Ford Motor Company shooting yet another commercial in the Alabama Hills and Lone Pine recently.
According to Inyo Film Commissioner Chris Langley, the star of the Nov. 14-15 shoot was not the three new Ford prototypes that could not be photographed, but rather two trained bears.
Donna Marie Graves
Graveside memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the East Line Street Cemetery for longtime Bishop resident Donna Marie Graves. Pastor Ron Sargent of Bishop Christian Center will officiate.
Born in Nevada City on March 27, 1955, Donna died Nov. 21, 2010 in Bishop. She was 55.
Donna was admired and respected at work. She was a loving, caring and giving person. The world is a sadder place for having lost this beautiful person.
The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to erect five weather towers to assess the viability of wind power on approximately 20,000 acres in Southern Inyo.
If the lands prove worthy of supporting a commercial wind power project, Colorado-based RES Americas Development, Incorporated would be the interested applicant.
Several local businesses, organizations, clubs and residents are offering hot meals and other food donations to ensure nobody in the community has to go without this holiday season.
In Lone Pine, residents have two holiday meal options this week, depending on their age.
Residents can head over to VFW Post No. 8036 for its annual, free community dinner. The Ladies Auxiliary will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from 2-6 p.m., and all are invited to attend.